When in Nashville

3rd & Lindsley Bar & Grill

I am down in Nashville being trained for work… well, they are attempting to train me, who knows, it might work out. Anyway, we have found ourselves with time after class to explore the city. Luckily our hotel is near downtown. Tuesday night we cruised along Broadway checking out all the places to eat and hear live music. Last night we ended up at 3rd & Lindsley Bar & Grill for a concert with Lucas Hoge and Rodney Atkins.

OK, time to confess, not a person who generally listens to country music but I did grow up listening to all the “originals”, i.e., Loretta Lynn, George Jones, etc. Besides, I was hungry and we could get some grub too. I have to admit it was a damn good time. Both performers were entertaining. I brought my “little” camera, the Olympus E-M10, and attempted to get some pics. You let me know how I did…

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Lucas Hoge

Lucas Hoge
Olympus E-M10, M. Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6, 1/100s, 42mm, f/5.6, ISO 6400

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Rodney Atkins

Rodney Atkins
Olympus E-M10, M. Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6, 1/100s, 42mm, f/5.6, ISO 6400

Floaties

Aquarium of the Pacific
Long Beach, CA

Whenever I travel to California for business I try not to waste too much of the company’s time. I also do not want to be rushed in what I have to do so I try to plan for the best case with a little cushion on the side. Some times it works out in my favor and some times I end up working until the last possible moment. The last couple of times it has worked in my favor (so maybe I need to rethink my calculation).

On my previous trip my “extra” time afforded me the opportunity to visit the Griffith Observatory. By the way, it is a must see location if you find yourself in the LA area. On the trip I took last week I ended up in Long Beach. There was no clear objective other than to see the ocean, check out a very busy port, maybe see the Queen Mary and the Spruce Goose (BTW, no longer in Long Beach. I should have Googled it!). I didn’t know about the Aquarium of the Pacific! I only regret that it was under construction. When it is complete, I will have to make the effort to visit again!

Once again I found myself in a great location without my trusty camera. This has really started me to think I need to invest in a good, small travel camera. Something I can fit in a pocket but still lets me take images the way I have learned how to do with my trusty companion camera. 🙂

Anyway, my phone (a Google Pixel) does a fairly good job in the picture department but I think I pushed it to the limit with these indoor, low light pictures. I have more to process but the variety of jelly fish absolutely fascinated me. These five turned out the best. I wish I had been smart enough to grab a picture of each of their names. For now, I hope you will be satisfied with the pictures…

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Floaties 1

Floaties 1
Google Pixel

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Floaties 2

Floaties 2
Google Pixel

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Floaties 3

Floaties 3
Google Pixel

 

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Floaties 4

Floaties 4
Google Pixel

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Floaties 5

Floaties 5
Google Pixel

Queen Mary

Long Beach, CA

Finished with work a little early at a supplier in California on Thursday. Headed down to Long Beach to look around. I was able to get over to see the Queen Mary up close and personal. I wasn’t sure if I needed the tour but being that close to the ship was pretty darn cool. The sub next to the Queen Mary is a Soviet sub which patrolled the Pacific for 22 years during the Cold War.

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Queen Mary

Queen Mary
Google Pixel Phone